Be Here Now

“Doing is never enough if you neglect being.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Between DOING this and DOING that, let there be space to experience the calming peace of simply BEING – where there is nothing you need to do and nowhere else you need to be, other than right HERE, right NOW.

Savour the moment. Be here now.

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.


Be Really There

A tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 – 2022).


My first encounter with Thay’s work is through Living Buddha, Living Christ in 1995. His wisdom has a profound and lasting influence on my worldview on faith. Here are excerpts that have touched me most deeply.

“When we are still, looking deeply, and touching the source of our true wisdom, we touch the living Buddha and the living Christ in ourselves and in each person we meet.”

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love. When your beloved is suffering, you need to recognize her suffering, anxiety, and worries, and just by doing that, you already offer some relief.  Mindfulness relieves suffering because it is filled with understanding and compassion.”

“When you are really there, showing your loving-kindness and understanding, the energy of the Holy Spirit is in you.”

Thich Nhat Hanh